Gum lifting is a cosmetic dentistry procedure which improves the aesthetics of your smile.
What You Need to Know
It involves raising and sculpting the gum line. Most patients who opt for this procedure do so to reduce excessively gummy smiles or to address asymmetrical gum lines. Historically, though, the use of this procedure was more common in treating gum disease.
What is gum lifting?
If you feel self-conscious about your gummy smile, there are ways to change it. Gum contouring, also known as gum lifting, gingival sculpting or gingivoplasty, is one of the options that can help reshape your gumline.
During a gum lift, your dentist reshapes the tissue and or the underlying bones. This creates the appearance of longer or symmetrical teeth. Consequently, it makes the smile more aesthetically pleasing.
The procedure for gum lifting usually takes around two to three hours. Your dentist will put you under local anaesthesia for the entire duration. Stitches are usually not required, and you should be able to eat and drink within 24 hours of the surgery. The gums take around a week to heal completely.
As there are no stitches involved, the procedure is relatively painless. You should be able to eat and drink within a day after surgery. Normally, your gums will heal completely within the week after.
To ensure best results, attend follow up appointments. Follow oral hygiene instructions. This will help prevent infections and keep your new smile attractive and clean.
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